With a Little Help from His Friends – An Ironman Lesson

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Several mornings a week I go to Lifebridge Health Center and  workout-at-the-gym   This is where my trainer, John Vargo, helps me focus on Physical Training. John's clearly a fitness fan, and here's more proof: he recently competed in an Ironman marathon in Louisville, KY, and shared some photos.

JOhn Vargo Ironman Run Start  John Vargo Ironman with Dana

What struck me about this was that while John was doing the running and riding his bicycle, he had a team supporting him. Dana Gaither, his girl friend, was there to hold up signs, run beside him for a while, and help him celebrate at the end. Besides Dana, other friends cheered him on and served as his support team. When it was over, John placed 320th out of 2,435 participants – that's in the top 15%!

 

 

John Vargo CheerleadersJohn Vargo BikingNo matter how good we are at what we do, no one does it alone, not even a marathoner. We need other people to cheer us on, to run with us, and to be there when we finish no matter whether we win or lose.

 

John Vargo and TeamThis holiday weekend I'm thankful for all the people who are there for me every day. To each of them and you, I say what John said to close his email: "All the best and make it a promising week."

 

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Gary Woltal
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Margaret, so much about life is about TEAM and thanks for highlighting John and the great support behind him with the Ironman. Those athletic endurance feats at that level amaze me.

Sep 06, 2009 03:24 PM #4
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Hi Margaret, A wonderful celebratory post of how winners are attracted to other winners. We choose our course in life  and those that we associate  with. You choose to overcome in always positive ways your personal challenges in your life and it is little wonder that you are such a fine example of what so many of us aspire to. Well done Margaret.

Sep 06, 2009 03:40 PM #5
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Margaret - what a wonderful inspiration. There are so many who support us in our daily live...and not just the real estate side. I suspect I often take this for granted...and your post made me realize that I need to pay more attention, and be thankful for all the support I have. A good lesson for us all.

Jeff

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We know that every day in every way it is a team effort that helps us to be the best we can be...our sellers, our buyers and the brokerage staff...a great group !

Sep 07, 2009 12:24 AM #7
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Debe, Thanks for being the first to comment. We all need our own fans. Thanks for your kind words.

 

Sep 07, 2009 12:55 AM #8
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Ryan, Enjoyed your post PhotoBlog - 2009 Tour de Lafayette Bike Race - Another Great Reason to Live in Lafayette Square

Sheldon, You said it: acknowledgement for those who help us get to where we are today !

Gary, So much about life is about our TEAM. You always have such special messages.

Jeff, You have trememdous support around you! Pretty sure you recognize and pay attention those special people around you. 

Sally, Enjoyed your phone call this past week. We all have group support to encourage us towards our goals.

 

 

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Hi Margaret... 

On Labor Day I keep thinking that "labor" doesn't seem like "labor" when we have the help of a team...as you point out, " No matter how good we are at what we do, no one does it alone, not even a marathoner. We need other people to cheer us on, to run with us, and to be there when we finish no matter whether we win or lose". THX for the reminder...

Sep 07, 2009 01:03 PM #10
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janeAnne, No one does it alone! We all need this reminder. Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 07, 2009 01:39 PM #11
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Great reminder and reminds me why I enjoy going for a bike ride with my wife more than going alone.

 

Sep 07, 2009 02:45 PM #12
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Josef, Please keep enjoying those bike rides. The more you share with the family the better our lives are.

Sep 08, 2009 12:10 AM #13
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Hi Margaret, what a motivational post & pics, and a big cheer to you for getting to the gym & working with a trainer! You are one of those special people who gives me steam to feel more power for the speed ahead, and I am so very grateful for your inspiration and encouragement. (and love how he closes his emails :-) All the best!

Sep 08, 2009 03:32 AM #14
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Mara, Your words made me feel very special today. Let me know anytime you need a bit of extra steam.

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Margaret - Kudos to you for your diligent workouts! 

Sep 08, 2009 11:33 AM #16
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Wendy, I will be at the gym before 7am for my morning training session.  Thanks for stopping by.

Your posts have some wonderful information.

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What inspiration.  Yes, we all need each other to become the best that we can be, in Real estate, family, community, actually any aspiration...

Make it a prommising week

Sep 11, 2009 10:31 AM #18
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Kathleen, Thanks for your words of wisdom. Make it a promising week.

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Surround yourself with a team of positive people and you can do virtually anything in life.

Sep 16, 2009 08:29 PM #20
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Russel, So true and you are one of those very positive people.

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Margaret, I love this post!  It really says it, no matter what you are trying to achieve!

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Patricia, Thanks for stopping by. Glad you "got" the message.

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